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Air Pollution From Wildfires Much Worse Than Previous Estimates

June 15, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Scientists have long known that wildfires pollute the air with soot and other fine particles that are dangerous to human health. But as a new study shows, particle pollution from wildfires is much worse than previously thought.

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More Than 90 Percent of Californians Live With Unhealthy Air

April 18, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California is home to most of the top ten cities in the nation with air pollution from smog and soot. A new report shows pollution has spiked in the Central Valley.

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Volkswagen To Pay California $66 Million More For Emissions Cheating

December 20, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Volkswagen will pay California an additional $66 million to settle another lawsuit about cars it designed to flout emissions standards.

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Expect More 'Spare The Air' Alerts In Sacramento

April 27, 2016 | Ed Joyce

More "Spare The Air" alerts may be issued this year in the Sacramento region because the Environmental Protection Agency has lowered the federal ozone health standard.

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Study Shows California Can Expect More Unhealthy Ozone Days

April 21, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new study shows that by 2050, California could experience an additional nine days when ozone levels are unhealthy for humans.

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Report: California Has Nation's Dirtiest Air

April 20, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The American Lung Association "State of the Air 2016" report gives failing grades to communities in the Central Valley's farming region and the Los Angeles area. It also says climate change is a growing threat to air quality in California.

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California Farmers Voluntarily Reducing Air Pollution

March 31, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

Participating farms reduced pollutants by almost 800 tons last year. That's the equivalent of taking 170,000 cars off the road.

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Background Ozone Problem For Northern California And Nevada

September 29, 2015 | Amy Quinton

"Background" ozone pollution levels in Northern California and Nevada could approach the limit of a proposed new federal air quality standard.

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California Regulators Readopt Tough Fuel Emission Cuts

September 25, 2015 | Amy Quinton

Ambitious rules that cut transportation fuel emissions will continue in California. Regulators have readopted the toughest carbon emission standards in the nation.

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